Molly Regan

Department of Planning, Building & Code Enforcement
San Jose, CA

MOLLY REGAN has over 15 years of policy and government affairs experience with an extensive background in planning, administering, and auditing public programs. She combines skills in data and systems analysis, performance measurement and regulatory compliance to help government and non-profit agencies improve their operational effectiveness, with a focus on increasing transparency and accountability. She has worked in the legislative and executive branches of state government, including for the Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. Most recently, she served as senior manager of financial analysis for Santa Cruz County’s largest community-based social services provider. Molly earned her MPA from the University of Wisconsin’s LaFollette School of Public Affairs and holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.



To accelerate new housing development and address the growing challenge of housing affordability, San José plans to permit and build 25,000 units, with over half dedicated to affordable housing, by 2022. To support this ambitious plan, the City will partner with FUSE Corps to transform its permitting and code enforcement processes, increasing both the ease and accessibility of these services, especially to those from traditionally underserved and underinvested neighborhoods. FUSE will work with the Department of Planning, Building, and Code Enforcement to implement innovative solutions to address inequities in access, so that all residents can benefit from quality, easily available services both during and after the pandemic.